fairness doctrine

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fairness doctrine

n.
An obligation formerly imposed by the Federal Communications Commission on broadcasters using the public airwaves to cover issues of public importance and in a manner that allowed those with opposing viewpoints a reasonable opportunity to be heard.
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beforehand and will trigger the Federal Communications Commission's equal-time rule afterward, but it's unlikely to do much to help the billionaire real-estate mogul's U.
Today, wireline video networks are under no "public interest" obligations--no Fairness Doctrine, no equal-time rule, no right of reply to personal attack.
As the line between politicians and celebrities continues to blur, it's time to retire the Equal-Time rules.